The table below looks at the statistics for Security Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Cleared over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 5 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 125 67 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.72% 8.91% 16.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.05% 46.53% 55.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 39 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £134 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £386 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £38.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.73% +93.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 144 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.27% 19.15% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 75 111
Average daily rate £330 £268 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.36% -14.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.00 £19.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Milton Keynes region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Milton Keynes region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Cleared.

1 242 (81.21%) SC Cleared
2 97 (32.55%) DV Cleared
3 87 (29.19%) ITIL
4 77 (25.84%) Microsoft
5 65 (21.81%) Windows
6 58 (19.46%) PRINCE2
7 57 (19.13%) MS Excel
8 50 (16.78%) MS Project
9 43 (14.43%) Service Management
10 42 (14.09%) Finance
11 35 (11.74%) HP
11 35 (11.74%) SharePoint
12 32 (10.74%) Project Management
13 29 (9.73%) SLA
14 28 (9.40%) MS Exchange
14 28 (9.40%) SQL
15 25 (8.39%) Active Directory
15 25 (8.39%) Service Delivery
15 25 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (7.38%) VMware
16 22 (7.38%) OVSD
16 22 (7.38%) MS Office
17 21 (7.05%) Hyper-V
18 20 (6.71%) Oracle
18 20 (6.71%) Project Planning
19 19 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 18 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
20 18 (6.04%) SQL Server
21 17 (5.70%) Citrix

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.40%) MS Exchange
3 18 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (1.68%) Apache
4 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.34%) Lync
5 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 57 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 50 (16.78%) MS Project
3 22 (7.38%) MS Office
4 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (1.68%) SAP SRM
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) IaaS
2 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.03%) iSCSI
2 6 (2.01%) DAB
3 5 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.68%) LDAP
3 5 (1.68%) Network Security
4 4 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.01%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.01%) VoIP
5 3 (1.01%) SAN
6 2 (0.67%) X.400
6 2 (0.67%) X.500
6 2 (0.67%) Internet
6 2 (0.67%) WAN
6 2 (0.67%) SMTP
6 2 (0.67%) LAN
6 2 (0.67%) SSL
6 2 (0.67%) SNMP
7 1 (0.34%) Firewall
7 1 (0.34%) IPsec
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.36%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.34%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) MSI
2 4 (1.34%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.01%) JDeveloper
3 3 (1.01%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.34%) JMeter
5 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.34%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (14.09%) Finance
2 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (0.34%) Legal
4 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (16.11%) Analyst
2 32 (10.74%) Consultant
3 29 (9.73%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.04%) Project Officer
5 17 (5.70%) Project Support Officer
6 15 (5.03%) Coordinator
6 15 (5.03%) Support Analyst
6 15 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (3.36%) Service Manager
9 9 (3.02%) Network Manager
9 9 (3.02%) Architect
10 8 (2.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (2.68%) Applications Packager
10 8 (2.68%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.35%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.35%) Incident Manager
11 7 (2.35%) Problem Manager
12 6 (2.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.68%) .NET
2 5 (1.68%) LAMP
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (1.01%) HTML
3 3 (1.01%) Web Services
3 3 (1.01%) XML
3 3 (1.01%) XSL
3 3 (1.01%) CSS
3 3 (1.01%) LINQ
3 3 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (0.67%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.67%) jQuery
4 2 (0.67%) WCF
4 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.67%) Servlets
4 2 (0.67%) WSH
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.35%) CMDB
3 3 (1.01%) CESG
3 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.01%) Statistics
3 3 (1.01%) SCADA
4 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.67%) Replication
5 1 (0.34%) VHDL
5 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.34%) PKI
5 1 (0.34%) CCTV
5 1 (0.34%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.81%) Windows
2 25 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (5.03%) Linux
3 15 (5.03%) UNIX
4 9 (3.02%) CentOS
4 9 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.68%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (29.19%) ITIL
2 58 (19.46%) PRINCE2
3 43 (14.43%) Service Management
4 32 (10.74%) Project Management
5 25 (8.39%) Service Delivery
6 20 (6.71%) Project Planning
7 14 (4.70%) Problem Management
7 14 (4.70%) CRM
7 14 (4.70%) Migration
7 14 (4.70%) ITSM
8 12 (4.03%) PRINCE
8 12 (4.03%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.69%) Configuration Management
9 11 (3.69%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.69%) Network Management
10 10 (3.36%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.36%) Change Management
11 9 (3.02%) Test Scripting
12 8 (2.68%) Information Assurance
13 7 (2.35%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.40%) SQL
2 15 (5.03%) C
3 11 (3.69%) VBScript
4 8 (2.68%) Java
5 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.68%) VB
7 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.01%) C#
8 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 242 (81.21%) SC Cleared
2 97 (32.55%) DV Cleared
3 18 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (4.36%) CTC Cleared
5 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.36%) MCSE
6 10 (3.36%) ISEB
7 9 (3.02%) MCP
8 8 (2.68%) HNC
8 8 (2.68%) HND
9 7 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.34%) CCNP
11 4 (1.34%) CCNA
12 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.67%) APMP
13 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.67%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.73%) SLA
2 15 (5.03%) BS15000
3 10 (3.36%) QA
4 6 (2.01%) ISO 9000
5 5 (1.68%) P3O
6 2 (0.67%) BS25999
System Software
1 25 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.05%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.03%) NFS
5 9 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.68%) Squid
6 5 (1.68%) Postfix
6 5 (1.68%) Sendmail
7 4 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.67%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (7.38%) OVSD
2 12 (4.03%) HP UCMDB
3 11 (3.69%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.01%) SCCM
5 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.34%) OpenView
7 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.74%) HP
3 22 (7.38%) VMware
4 20 (6.71%) Oracle
5 17 (5.70%) Citrix
6 15 (5.03%) NetApp
7 14 (4.70%) Cisco
8 12 (4.03%) F5
9 9 (3.02%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.68%) SAP
12 3 (1.01%) Symantec
13 2 (0.67%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.67%) ICL
13 2 (0.67%) AppSense
14 1 (0.34%) Wyse
14 1 (0.34%) IBM
14 1 (0.34%) Lumension
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